Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
May 26-28, 2021 - Freistatt, MO

Special consignments for the 2021 Heifer Tag Sale!

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Consignments still being accepted for the 2021 Heifer Tag Sale!


• Cow Camp will be held May 26-28, Freistatt, MO.
• Missouri Holstein Association is sponsoring a tag-sale of the heifers that are used during the cow camp to be available to both youth and adults. Animals will be transferred by the June 1st youth deadline.
• Consignors:
- Accepting all breeds of show age heifers. Generally March 2021, December 2020 and September 2020 age calves.
- Commission is 10% and sponsored by Missouri Holstein Association.
- Consignor responsible for transportation of consignment to Freistatt and return home if not sold. Animal must be green broke upon arrival. Consignment will be clipped and worked with during the 3-day Cow Camp by attendees.
- $100 non-refundable consignment fee due upon commitment. If animal is sold the consignment fee is credited towards sale commission. Consignor sets starting tag price.
• In addition to the normal 3 day cow camp, the committee is scheduling an All-Breeds Youth Heifer show that will be on Saturday, May 29. Youth interested in participating in the show only will be able to bring their livestock at the completion of Dairy Cow Camp on May 28.
• Tag sale will run the length of cow camp and conclude prior to the All-Breeds Show
• All heifers purchased during the sale will automatically be entered into the All-Breeds youth show.
• Semen and fun auction will also be held in conjunction with event.
• Advertising will be in the Pulsator Magazine - March issue. Looking to receive as many consignments as possible by publication (only issue prior to sale). Deadline for ad commitment March 8. Additional sale advertising through Facebook, email and Dairy Agenda Today.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle for the 2021 Show Season!

CONSIGNMENTS NOW being accepted.
If you are interested in consigning a show age calf please contact one of the sale members below.
Jason Ewing 417-689-2016
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455


Make sure to send in your state membership dues now!
Late fee applies after April 15!

AFTER APRIL 14, 2021 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Southern National Spring Show

The Southern National Holstein and Jersey show is scheduled for April 5-10, 2021. Entries are due March 19. There is a website with rules, entries, and schedule. Click below for complete details.

Southern National Entry & Information Packet


In Memory - Mary Cowherd
January 22, 1930 - March 27, 2021

Mary Cowherd
Cowherd Holsteins

Mary Jeanette Cowherd was born on the frigid morning of January 22, 1930, to Waldo and Ruth (Robbins) Eden in Monett, MO. She departed this life at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO on March 27, 2021. She attended Purdy schools, where after being accelerated past 2nd grade, she was Valedictorian of her class of 1947 at the age of 17. After high school she worked for Dr. O.J. Brandt in Monett. She married Ernest E. Cowherd on May 2, 1948 at Purdy, MO. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2014. They devoted their lives to farming and together built one of the nation’s top Registered Holstein herds.

To this union were born seven children: James E. (Gene) Cowherd (wife Barbara) of Purdy, Robert Cowherd (wife Lou) of Chillicothe, MO, Charles Cowherd of Springfield, MO, Don Cowherd (wife Cheri) of Billings, MO, Dr. Jeanette Cowherd of DeSoto, KS, John Cowherd (wife Lynne) of Mt. Vernon, MO, and Randy Cowherd (wife Stacey) of Springfield, MO. Also, surviving are 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great- great- grandchild. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, particularly on holidays and special occasions.

Additional survivors are a brother Jonathan Eden (wife Tammy) of Bastrop, TX, brother in-law Joe Hamilton of St. Louis, MO, sister in-laws Martha Lou Eden of Marshall, MO, and Rahel Eden of Driftwood, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Martha Hamilton, her two brothers Dr. James Eden and Dr. David Eden, and one granddaughter Mary Grace Cowherd.

Mary was a longtime active member of the Cassville United Methodist Church. She served in various United Methodist Women’s groups, as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the chancel choir. She was also a member of the Alexander McNair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a charter member of the Capt. Robert Napier Chapter of the Colonial Dames and the Seventeenth Century Stukely Westcott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists. She served as Chaplain of the Capt. Robert Napier Chapter, CDXVIIC 2003-2005, and as 2nd Vice Regent from 2005 – 2007.

Education was particularly important to Mary and she made sure that her children actively participated in 4-H, sports, FFA, music, debate and speech. Her sons are graduates of the University of Missouri and her daughter graduated from the University of Arkansas. This resulted in seven professionals that included an Agri-businessman, four attorneys, a commercial banker and school superintendent. She was an avid fan of the Missouri Tigers, the Cassville Wildcats and an ardent Republican.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 1 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, MO. Services are to be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Cassville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cassville United Methodist Church building fund.

Richard "Dick" Little, Clever
L-Homestead Holsteins

Richard 'Dick' Little, Clever - July 18, 1948 - April 1, 2021.

Richard Gene (Dick) Little,72, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at home with his family by his side.

Dick was born on July 18, 1948 in Clever, Missouri to Charles and Wanda Little. He graduated from Clever High School in 1966 and attended Southwest MO State University, and MU at Columbia.

Dick will be remembered as a sincere and honest man who never needed praise for doing the right thing. He was a good steward of his family, land, cattle, and community and his motto was “Just do it right the first time.” He was a devoted husband to his loving wife Nancy for 49 years. He was passionate about the Holstein dairy breed and the friends he made in the dairy business. Dick was extremely proud of his sons Ryan and Jeff. He was thrilled with his new title of “Grandpa”. Dick was associated with the Clever Christian Church and the Clever United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Ryan (Melissa) and Jeffrey (Heather), grandson Grant, mother Wanda, brothers Rick (Susan), Randy (Johnelle), sister Shirley King (Randy), and 11 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Meadors Funeral Home in Clever, Missouri from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Graveside service on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Wise Hill Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for Clever Christian Church 201 W Carpenter St, Clever, MO 65631 or the Missouri Holstein Junior Association 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769. Condolences may be sent to Nancy Little at 2393 Wise Hill Rd, Billings, MO 65610

Federal Milk Marketing Order Education Webinar
From Minnesota Milk: Open to anyone - April 13

Topic: Federal Milk Marketing Order Education and Reform Impacts Description
Join Minnesota Milk, Wisconsin Dairy Business Association and Marin Bozic in talking about the current state of Federal Milk Marketing Orders, what happened to PPDs in 2020, and Reform Impacts.

Time: Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Register here: Click Here to Register

May 29, 2021, Freistatt, MO

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NEW OPPORTUNITY: The Missouri Cow Camp committee is hosting an All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show on Saturday, May 29 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

*In-state and out-of-state residents exhibitors welcome
*Heifer show only
*Entry Deadline May 15 (No late entries)
*Jackpot show with prize money
*All breeds will show together in class
*Any heifer purchased in the heifer sale on Friday, May 28
          will automatically be entered in show

See schedule below, complete list of rules and entry forms.
For more information contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 28
2:30 pm Cattle May Arrive at Grounds
7:00 pm Ice Cream Social
8:00 pm Missouri Holstein Semen/Fun Auction
8:30 pm MO Holstein Tag Sale Closes.

Saturday, May 29
7:00 am All cattle must be in place
10:00 am Heifer show begins with Spring Calves, Showmanship, Awards

Click below to print Rules and Entry Information.

Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form

Cow Camp Information and Registration Form located on the Junior Page

Adults and Youth

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IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

*Two Divisions: Phone & High Resolution
*Three Age Groups: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline May 21 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/20 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794

April 13, Memphis, MO @ 10:30am

Click here to view the Breeder Page for more sale and lot information.

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To view the Lenzview Sale Catalog PDF Click here

State Fair planning Traditional Fair in 2021

SEDALIA, Mo. — State Fair staff and superintendents are making plans to bring back a traditional Missouri State Fair, Aug. 12-22, in Sedalia. A compete line up of livestock shows and competitive exhibits, concerts, motorsports events, rodeo and bull riding, vendors and concessionaires, carnival midway, special events and more is in the planning stages right now.

“We are looking forward with confidence and with hope that the traditional Fair you have come to know and love will take place this August,” said Fair Director Mark Wolfe. “We are planning an event that is steeped in tradition, along with bringing new and exciting things to experience during your visit.”

The Fair has partnered with the Missouri Bicentennial Alliance and Commission to celebrate Missouri’s 200th birthday this year. Bicentennial exhibits, activities, entertainment and more will be featured across the grounds throughout the 11 days of the Fair. A special Bicentennial page has been created on the Fair’s website.

State Fair officials will continue to work with health officials to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic status and make modifications as necessary in preparation for the August Fair.

“The safety of our guests and staff is of utmost importance to us,” said Wolfe. “As we move forward with planning for the Fair we will be reviewing our cleaning and sanitizing protocols, along with the addition of more hand sanitizing and washing stations across the fairgrounds.”

Information will be added to the Fair’s website as it becomes available so be sure and check back often for the most up-to-date information. In addition, follow the Fair on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for fun Fair news, photos and information.


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To view the Spring 2021 Pulsator PDF Click here

Great Feedback!

Thank you so much for your feedback on our first couple of issues. It has been humbling to hear your praise and suggestions. We welcome all of your feedback! As we continue to look to expand, please share this publication with your business partners and vendors. We welcome their advertisements as well.

Do you have news? New baby, awards for your association or breed, sale, or suggestion for an article? Please feel free to email Shannon (Wilson) Kleiboeker or Jenna Wilson with those ideas and suggestions.

Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?

No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

Deadline for the next issue is MAY 20! This issue will go to the National Holstein Convention in Pennsylvania.

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876
Jenna Wilson


Dairy Margin Program

USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2021
Rates for 2021:
- January Rate: 7.14. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $2.36 per cwt
- February Rate: 6.22. Over the 9.50 threshold - $3.28 per cwt



April 5 - 10 Southern Spring National, Stillwater
April 13 Lenzway Dairy Milking and Springer Dispersal, Memphis, MO

April 15 MHA Dues LATE and require additional $10/adult late fee

May 1 Cow Camp Registration Deadline

May 15 MO All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show ENTRY Deadline

May 20 Summer PULSATOR ENTRY Deadline

May 21 Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

May 26-28 Missouri Tag Heifer Sale, Freistatt, MO

May 26-28 Missouri Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt, MO

May 29 MO All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show, Freistatt

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry June 15

June 19 - 24 National Holstein Convention, Pennsylvania

August 2-7 Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

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We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Ryan Bilyeu
Phone: 417-838-1093

Vice President
Scott Wilson

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
John Schoen


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
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  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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